All Upcoming Events

OVH Ham Radio Tailgate Party

Date: Jun 03, 2023
Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Monthly Club Meeting

Date: Jun 08, 2023
Time: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

FARA monthly club meeting of members. Visitors are encouraged.

For the time being, we plan to incorporate “simulcasting” the live meetings with WebEx for the convenience of those who are unable attend, or who are not comfortable with in-person meetings yet.

Click here for meeting details.

To participate virtually please go to the Join Meeting Online page.

VE Test Session

Date: Jun 17, 2023
Time: 9:30 am

Virginia Volunteer Examiners Test Session

COVID-19 mitigation protocols will be observed at the test site.  Please bring and wear a face mask for the test session.  Test sessions are the 3rd Saturday of every month at 09:30 at the Porter Library in Stafford, VA off Garrisonville Road.

NOTE: Please contact the Virginia Volunteer Examiners at K4TER to register.

You must have your FCC FRN in order to test.  If you do not have a FRN you can obtain one beforehand by registering with the FCC ULS System and creating a new ULS registration.  Follow this link to get your FRN.

Other ARRL VE Sessions

If this date is inconvenient for you, other Clubs in the area hold their own exams and you can find other sessions by going to the ARRL exam session locator at this link: Find an Amateur Radio License Exam Session.

Email Katie, K4TER, for more information at: K4TER to register.

Informal Club Breakfast Open to All – The Bistro at Fauquier Hospital

Date: Jun 24, 2023
Time: 8:00 am

A informal gathering of FARA member’s open to all interested in Amateur Radio is held The Bistro on the Hill the last Saturday of every month. The Bistro is located in Fauquier Hospital located in the lower level. Join us for a time to socialize, discuss and ask questions about amateur radio.

You need to enter from the main Hospital entrance, take a immediate right after you enter, then and follow the signs to the Bistro which to take you to the elevator to go down to the lower level.

All are invited including the family and those interested in the club.

ARRL Field Day 2023

Start date: Jun 24, 2023
End date: Jun 25, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
arrl field day

FARA will once again be participating in ARRL’s field day exercise where amateur radio operators demonstrate their ability to operate from anywhere they might be needed.

We will be having a variety of stations covering many aspects of amateur radio from Morse code to the latest digital modes.

Field Day will be held at C.M. Crockett Park, 1066 Rogues Rd, Midland VA 22728.

For and overview of field day by going to the ARRL Field Day page or download the ARRL Field Day Flier.

Berryville Hamfest

Date: Aug 06, 2023
Time: 6:00 am

Sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club

Follow link for all the information:  Berryville Hamfest